Who We Are

Benetech was founded to be a different kind of tech company—a nonprofit—with a pure focus on developing technology for social good. But we also pride ourselves on being a different kind of nonprofit—one with an approach that draws its inspiration from successful Silicon Valley businesses.

To strike the right balance, we’ve assembled a unique team of tech leaders, nonprofit social enterprise change makers, and experts in the fields of human rights, technology, education, and the environment. Our team is committed to bringing the power of technology to bear on today’s most pressing social needs and ensuring that those who would benefit most from technology have access to it.

You can learn more about our senior management team and board of directors through the links below.

Headshot of Benetech's President, Betsy Beaumon Betsy Beaumon President Brian Behlendorf Brian Behlendorf Board Member Anna Berns Anna Berns Director, Human Rights Headshot of Anh Bui, Vice President of Benetech Labs Anh Bui VP, Benetech Labs Headshot of Benetech Board Member Gerardo Capiel. Gerardo Capiel Board Member Christy Chin Christy Chin Board Chair Photo of Yogen Dalal, member of Benetech's Board of Directors. Yogen Dalal Board Member G. Gervaise Davis III, Esquire G. Gervaise Davis III, Esquire Board Member Aaron Firestone Aaron Firestone Director, Business Development Photo of Jim Fruchterman, Founder & CEO Jim Fruchterman Founder & CEO Jim Kleckner James E. Kleckner, Ph.D. Board Member J. Leighton Read, M.D. J. Leighton Read, M.D. Board Member Portrait of Benetech VP of Engineering Mark Roberts. Mark Roberts COO A Photo of Robin Seaman, Benetech's Director of Content Acquisition Robin Seaman Director, Content Acquisition Photo of Jane Simchuk, Vice President of Human Resources & Administration Jane Poole VP, Human Resources & Administration Portrait of Benetech Director of Global Literacy Operations Fred Slone. Fred Slone Director, Global Literacy Operations Teresa Throckmorton Teresa Throckmorton CFO & VP, Finance Graphic of a female headshot Silhouette. Elaine Wallace General Counsel Robert A. Wexler Robert A. Wexler Board Member